The death row inmate, who wrote a compelling statement regarding our nation’s justice system and the racial disparity of those jailed, was finally executed on Wednesday evening.
Ray Jasper, who was convicted fourteen years ago for the killing and robbery of a San Antonio recording studio owner, was put to death by lethal injection.
Jasper was 19-year-old when he and two men attacked David Alejandro at his San Antonio recording studio. Jasper was a rap musician with his own record label.
Jasper claims that while he slashed Alejandro’s throat, it was a partner that delivered the fatal stab wounds but prosecutors said Jasper masterminded the attack.
According to the incident’s summary, Jasper walked up behind Alejandro and slit his throat. He then had Alejandro covered with a black sheet in order to “not look at him.” Jasper then took between $10,000 and $30,000 worth of recording equipment.
SOURCE: Kens5 | PHOTO CREDIT: Police Department